Katelyn M., AE Stylist, helps build all the looks you see in our marketing in stores and on AE.com. She traveled from coast-to-coast this Spring, meeting the Live Your Life cast and helping them create their looks. We talked to Katelyn about her fashion background, what it was like to work with the Live Your Life cast, and what she would be doing if she wasn’t a fashion stylist.
What is your background?
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went to college at Parsons School of Design in NY. From there, I went from design house to design house before becoming a stylist. Working as a stylist is the best job in the world! I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
How did you get your start in styling at AE?
I started at AE after being hired for the Holiday 2011 photo shoot and look build. I have met some amazing people since my start at AE and have done many amazing things. AE is a really fun company to work for!
What is your favorite part of working at AE?
I actually have two: playing with all the new clothes every season and getting to work with cool new people and places all of the time. I love having a non-routine life.
What cool places have you traveled to while working at AE?
My first shoot with AE was in Anchorage, Alaska. I had never been there before and I really loved it. There was a sled dog camp that was set up right by where we were shooting and there were hundreds of dogs and puppies there. It was unreal.
What was your favorite part of the Back to School shoot?
The Back to School shoot was really rad. My favorite part by far was the awesome crew I got to work with. By the end of the month long shoot, we were family.
If you weren’t working at AE, what would you want to be doing?
If I wasn’t with AE I would be traveling around touring with bands or traveling the world. I’m a sucker for world culture.
Where do you find your style inspiration?
My style inspiration comes from all random things. Dreams, old black and white films, record covers, friends, and art. It changes daily.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style can be described in one word, black. It’s all about texture, print, and pattern for me. Maybe I’ve been in NY too long!
Whose style do you most admire (celebrity, bloggers, historical figures, etc.)?
I admire Musician’s style the most. I really get inspired by music documentaries and old live recording performances. The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a classic. It never gets old to me.
Do you have any cool interests or hobbies?
I spend a lot my time traveling. I love getting lost in new cities and finding cool record or vintage shops. I have a weird obsession with buying old record players. My favorite record player that I own is from the 60s and I bought it in Ireland. Blogging takes up the rest of my time. I have three blogs: KatelynMooney.blogspot.com, funandmentalequalsfundamental.blogspot.com and houseresearch blogspot.com.